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The somatic nervous system (SNS) is also known as the voluntary nervous system.
It contains both afferent nerves (which send information to the brain and spinal cord), made of sensory neurons that inform the central nervous system about our five senses; and efferent nerves (which send information from the brain), which contain motor neurons responsible for voluntarymovements, such as walking or lifting an object.
The nerves in the somatic nervous system are classified based on their location, either in the head regions or in the spine region. There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves, which send information to the brain stem (base of the brain where the spinal cord connects) or from the brain stem to the periphery.
These nerves are required for the five senses and for the movement of head, neck and tongue. The spinal nerves are 31 pairs of nerves that send sensory information from the periphery to the spinal cord and muscle commands from the spinal cord to the skeletal muscles.
It’s interesting to note that while the neurotransmitter acetylcholine has an excitatory effect in the somatic nervous system (ramps up a response), in the autonomic nervous system (the involuntary nervous system), it has an opposite inhibitory function (dampens a response).
Several diseases affecting motor neurons, for example motor neurone disease (MND), result in death of the neurons (neurodegeneration) and eventually muscle wasting and loss of functions. Work at QBI is being conducted to understand the genetics and the molecular mechanisms responsible for MND.
In addition to regulating the voluntary movements of the body, the somatic nervous system is also responsible for a specific type of involuntary muscle responses known as reflexes, controlled by a neural pathway known as the reflex arc.
A reflex arc includes a sensory neuron that sends a signal straight to the spinal cord (bypassing the brain) which in turn generates a response such as a quick muscle contraction so fast that it’s subconscious. One common example is the knee reflex: hitting the patellar tendon just below the knee cap with a reflex hammer leads to an automatic contraction of the quadriceps – which results in the lower leg kicking out.
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Approximately six minutes reading time "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." Eleanor Roosevelt https://www.azquotes.com/author/12603-Eleanor_Roosevelt Hello, thanks for joining me again. I hope that all is well with you and that your week has been a good one. I’m sorry for the late post. I forgot to upload it, even though it was written, as I have so much going on. On my way to see my house the other day, I saw an Echidna in front of me on the highway and it waddled slowly to the edge of the road onto the shoulder. I prayed it got there safely. My heart soared as I watched it reach safety. I hoped that it felt satisfied in the verge and enjoyed it’s time whilst having a good meal. My instinct said that it was headed across the next stretch of highway, with cars travelling towards Sydney and this was dangerous for this little, rare cr
Approximately twenty one minutes reading time “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” ― Hans Christian Andersen Hello! I hope that your week has been a good one and that you are happy and well. So quickly, Sunday has arrived. Christmas looms as does 2022. In thirty four days it’s Christmas and only forty days until 2022. Winter time has stayed with us as we are drenched and cold for another week. The sunshine has been intermittent, bright, joyful and warming. Warming when there is no freezing cold wind with long icy fingers gripping us and cutting through us. The fierce and icy winds are relentless and mostly counter the sunshine but not completely. Our Springtime air is so sweet and fragrant making it almost impossible to be unhappy. Perfume and nectar filled gardens are heavenly and constant, everywhere. These are a gift from the gods, to be sure. I grew up loving Hans Christian Anderson, his wonderful Storytelling and his Stories. Hans Christian Anderson’s wo
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Approximately 17 minutes reading time “ As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed .” – Vincent Van Gogh https://www.mightyfighter.com/greatest-fighting-quotes/ Hello, I hope that you are well and have had a good week. Thank you for joining me. Satisfaction, not entirely, not yet, but I'm working on it and I know that I will feel it in its entirety, once again, eventually. Regularly and intermittently I do find and enjoy satisfaction, for which I am grateful. This keeps me going through all the turmoil and the anguish that currently floods my life. I cannot wait for my Satisfaction of going home and being settled so that Schrodie and I can begin to recover and move into the next and better chapter of our lives. I will feel satisfaction when I reach Antarctica and return home. Without leaving behind the great and wonderful experiences and people who have shared our lives ov
Approximately twelve minutes reading time “Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.” ~ William Throsby Bridges Hello! Welcome to another Sunday. How quickly it has arrived. I hope that you are happy and well. It’s only twenty days until Christmas and twenty six days until 2022. Oh my! Much has happened this week. It has not been easy but it has been a good week. Monday was heralded with a song that a man made up for me and sang to me. I was humbled, delighted and flattered. It was lovely. This was a new song. I told them that I am incredibly flattered and feel very special, especially given this new information. How lucky I am. Yesterday I learned that my ten year old nephew is a close contact risk of Covid-19 from one of his class mates at school. He wears a mask to school. I pray that he is safe and well. I hope that all the children are okay. A few days ago I lear
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